Hall of Ancient Life

The Harvest Foundation of the Piedmont Hall of Ancient Life greets visitors as the first exhibit gallery with a vast assortment of fascinating displays of ancient creatures and modern science.

Uncovering Virginia

Walk through Virginia's natural history from beginning to present inside the museum's Uncovering Virginia exhibit gallery.

Hahn Hall of Biodiversity

The Hahn Hall of Biodiversity features spectacular African mammal collections, including antelopes, a lion, a hyena, a leopard and more.

Sunday, December 8
Science Sundays -

Science Sundays, presented by Martinsville Speedway and First Piedmont Corporation.

Experience special behind-the-scenes tours of the collections vaults beginning on the hour at 2, 3, and 4 p.m.

Wednesday, December 11
Doodle Bugs! -

Topic:  Wild Weather
Ages:  3 - 5 years old (with an adult)
Cost:  $7

Thursday, December 12
2nd Thursday Science Talk -

Presenter:  Jason Gibson, Virginia Herpetological Society

Wednesday, December 18
Homeschool Science & Engineering Academy -

Homeschool Science & Engineering Academy
Topic:  Weird Science Facts / Myth Busters
Ages:  6 - 8 yrs; 9 - 11 yrs; and 12 & Up

Nominations sought for 33rd Annual Thomas Jefferson Awards

The Virginia Museum of Natural History is seeking nominations through December 13, 2019 for awards to be presented at the 33rd annual VMNH Foundation Thomas Jefferson Awards.

In memory of Cindy Gray

The museum recently lost a tremendous person, co-worker, and friend with the passing of Cindy Gray, long-time executive assistant at the Virginia Museum of Natural History.

Board of Trustees Quarterly Meeting

Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Virginia Museum of Natural History

BOT Meeting Notice

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 12 p.m.

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The mission of the Virginia Museum of Natural History is to interpret Virginia's natural heritage
within a global context in ways that are relevant to all citizens of the Commonwealth.